1948 – 1956 Ford & Mercury Trucks

Take your Ford pickup to the next level in performance with a “CHRI Road-Hugger Chassis” and Corvette Suspension. These custom-built fully boxed frames are completely engineered with each piece CAD designed and laser cut to within .001 of an inch. This frame fits the following years of trucks: 1947-1952 Ford F-1 and Mercury M-47 Trucks, as well as 1953-1956 Ford F-100 trucks. The frame fits 3/4 and 1 ton Bodies: Please advise on Box length when ordering for 3/4 or 1 ton Body applications.


The "CHRI Road-Hugger Chassis" integrates a custom 4 ¼" x 2 ¼" x 0.135 custom "No Twist Center Crossmember" with large 4" exhaust cut outs. This performance frame is fully jigged and hand-welded in house at Canadian Hot Rods Inc by our team of Certified Welders.

The front and rear C4 Corvette suspension gives you a 95% all-aluminum suspension with 15.7:1 Rack and Pinion Steering, double adjustable Vi-King coil overs front and rear, Posi Trac rear end and 4-wheel disc brakes. This all-inclusive, fully assembled suspension package matched to the Road Hugger frame, gives your Ford pickup the high-performance stability and control for the street.

CHRI hand builds our "Road-Hugger Chassis" to ensure the best possible fit-up. The CHRI exclusive "No Twist Center Crossmember" provides a very stiff platform, which in turn contributes to a superior handling chassis.

All Chassis comes to the buyer fully assembled and powder coated (no missing parts or fitting to be done) - Ready to roll under your project.

  • Custom-engineered fully boxed frames
  • 10 Gauge (0.135 Consistent) High Grade Steel
  • Each Piece Is CNC'd And Bent to Within .001 Of an Inch
  • Main Rail 4 ¼“ x 2 ¼“ x 0.135
  • "No Twist Center Crossmember" 4 ¼" x 2 ¼" x 0.135
  • Frames Are Fully Jigged, Mig And Tig Welded
  • Accepts Up To 3" Exhaust
  • Coyote Headers Ceramic coated C/W Gaskets & Bolts
  • Mounting Hardware Teflon Coated for Rust Free Finish
  • 15.7:1 Power Rack and Pinion Steering
  • Motor Mounts Installed
  • Transmission Mount Installed
  • Body Mounts Installed to Factory Specifications
  • Vi-king Double-Adjustable Coilovers
  • Calipers and Brake Pads Included
  • C4 Corvette Suspension with Electro-Polished Components

“CHRI Road-Hugger Chassis” Standard Features

  • Custom Stage II Frame with Road Hugger No Twist Centre Crossmember
  • C4 Corvette Front & Rear Electro Polished Aluminum Suspension Components
  • Power Rack & Pinion Steering
  • Four Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Red Powder Coated Aluminum Front & Rear Brake Calipers
  • Front & Rear High Performance Brake Pads
  • New A/C Delco Brake Rotors
  • Posi-Traction Rear End
  • New Polyurethane Control Arms & Strut Rod Bushings
  • Viking Double Adjustable Coil Over Shocks (4)
  • Coyote Motor Mounts – Installed
  • Coyote Transmission Mount – Installed
  • Cab & Box Mounts – Installed to Factory Specifications
  • Front Rad Saddle Mount – Installed
  • Torque Arm with Adjustable Pinion Angle for Fine Tuning Drive Line Angle
  • Fuel Lines (5/16 & 3/8) Inside Frame Rails for that Smooth Look & Easy Clean Up
  • Battery Cables (Dual) Inside Frame Rails c/w Marine Grade Terminals
  • Brake Line – Installed Inside of Frame Rail
  • Satin Black Powder Coated Frame & Misc. Parts
  • All Mounting Hardware on Chassis is Plated, Stainless Steel or Teflon Coated

Optional Items

  • Dual Custom Emergency Brake Cables, Installed
  • Precision Bent Hard Brake Lines Front & Rear, Installed
  • S.S. Flexible Brake Hoses, Installed
  • Heavy Duty Dana 44 Rear End (Recommended for Builds Over 550 HP)
  • LS Motor Mount Adapter Plates Black Powder Coated C/W Metric Hardware
  • Polyurethane Motor Mounts (Pair)
  • Polyurethane Transmission Mount
  • Hydro Booster Hi-Pressure Brake Kit Including:
    • Booster
    • Master Cylinder
    • S.S. Hi-Pressure Teflon Lined Hose (10′)
    • S.S. Hi-Pressure Fittings
  • C5 13″ Big Front Brake Kit, Installed
  • CHRI Custom Stainless Steel Fully Baffled Fuel Tank, Installed
  • EFI Fuel Pump & Mount Installed in Tank
  • Tilt Steering Column with Steering Wheel Adapter
  • LS Stainless Steel Headers C/W Gaskets & Bolts
  • Coyote Headers Ceramic-coated C/W Gaskets & Bolts
  • Complete Stainless-Steel Exhaust System (2.5″ or 3″)
  • Drive Shaft Assembly Fully Balanced, Installed
  • Stainless Drop-Down Battery Box
  • GM Crate Motors Connect & Cruise Packages or Coyote Motor Packages available
  • Ford Coyote Power Module Packages Available
  • American Racing/MHT Wheels & Tires Packages Available
  • Redi to Run Chassis Available
Contact us for more information at 250-835-2070 or at info@canadianhotrodsinc.com